The boats used are generally Laser Bahias and are sailed by 2 or 3 students.
Levels 1 and 2 use crewed boats and there is a maximum of 3 students per instructor. Initially the instructor is on board with their students
Level 3 and beyond use crewed boats and occasionally single-handed boats and the ratio is 6:1.
Our courses are intended for students 16 years and older.
Adult courses are not being run initially due to COVID 19 restrictions.
Space management is less controlled and predictable in a sailing dinghy than in a powerboat.
Powerboat and Safety boat courses
Courses will start after 29th of March.
Powerboat Level 2: maximum of 3 students per instructor
Safety boat: maximum of 6 students per instructor for experienced powerboat drivers,
The courses use both the Floating Harbour and the Cumberland Basin for practical training and a classroom at Pooles Wharf when on shore.
We use two rigid hulled planing boats, one with a central consul and one with tiller steering.
For booking and more detail go to the appropriate RYA Courses tab
Training of our volunteers, who are competent sailors, will start after 29th March in small groups.